Irina Biatturi, a romanian artist in love with Antibes, manages a group of 15 artists at the 10 rue du Docteur Rostand, in the city center. During the Voiles d’Antibes, they had the opportunity to live paint the arrival of the sailing yachts.

Irina received us on the 20th of April. She interrupted her sketching work for the next production of her studio during the Voiles d’Antibes. The picture is incomplete but we are already seeing some signs of the salient features of the Fort Carré and some lights illuminating the Harbour.

From Romania, she studied Art in the Lycée des Beaux-Arts of Bucharest. Irina has been committed to the artistic activity of the city for the past five years, after having traveled around the mediterranean sea with her husband, a sailing captain. She gets a part of her inspiration from this Journey. “I am fascinated by the idea of tension that emerges from navigating”, her creative eye is also contemplative: “the Port Vauban offers unique lines and contrasts”.

So, for the Voiles d’Antibes, each member of the workshop helped out. All kinds of paintings were covering the walls of Irina’s space. “There is no school, no routine, per his preferred technique, his stylistic préférences. Even if Irina is teaching some classes twice a week and also organizes some workshops on Wednesdays, her goal is to focus on human sharing rather than individualistic workshops.

There is a lot of talent in this studio, judging by the recognition and support it receives: 1st prize of the Picasso Contest this autumn, exhibition at the Maison des Associations this winter, and at la Chapelle du Calvaire for Easter holidays.

A few days after the Voiles d’Antibes, Irina and the members of her workshop shared their paintings with the public at the Salle du 8 mai through a great art exhibition.